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Admission Requirements

Teaching (MAT)

The MAT provides outstanding preparation for teaching of art. The curriculum integrates hands-on teaching experience with coursework in practice, current theory, and research. Graduates of MICA’s MAT program are highly competent teachers of art who are skilled practicing artists. The two-year residency leads to certification to teach art in grades K-12.

Who Should Apply

The MAT at MICA is for students who have a passion for art, a commitment to children and young people, and a desire to seek certification as K-12 teachers. Applicants with either a BFA or BA/BS degree in studio art are welcome. Successful applicants typically have comprehensive preparation in both studio art and art history, and a portfolio demonstrating an understanding of the deep purposes making art can serve.

Students considering this program may also consider the MFA in Community Arts, which prepares students for careers in community development.

See Also Programs of Study: MAT

Application Requirements and Procedures for the MAT

Priority Application Deadline for Fall 2018 Entrance: January 17, 2018

Applications received after January 17 will be considered until April 3, provided space remains available.

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1. Graduate Admission Application Form: Completed and Submitted Online via mica.slideroom.com
2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
3. MAT Essay (unique requirement)

A. Submit an essay discussing the development of your interest in teaching art (500 words).

B. In addition, provide a sample of scholarly writing, uploaded to SlideRoom. This can be an academic paper, published article or other critical writing.

4. Three (3) Letters of Reference

Recommendations are submitted online via SlideRoom

5. Proof of Degree or Equivalent

Digital transcripts from the last degree-granting institution can be uploaded to SlideRoom. Official transcripts are not required for the initial review process, however the Graduate Review Committee may request additional or official documentation before decision notification. 

6. Portfolio of Artwork

Applicants should submit 18-20 digital images or time-based personal artwork for review online via mica.slideroom.com. The system allows applicants to create an inventory of pieces and attach the following information: title, date, medium, dimensions and notes. Additional technical and submission guidelines are available on SlideRoom.

Any difficulty viewing or using mica.slideroom.com can be reported to support@slideroom.com for technical support.

7. $75 Application Fee

Payable online via credit card during the application submission stage. 

8. Additional Requirements for International Applicants

International candidates whose primary language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in both written and spoken English. Additionally, certified translations of all letters of reference, transcripts and school documentation must be provided. For additional information on international applicant requirements, please visit Information for International Graduate Applicants.

This page was last updated on 08/24/2017.